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Microsoft's Patch Plugs 'Spoofing' Exploit

August 13, 2010 |
One of Tuesday's patches could protect users from hackers trying to steal a user's identity and gain control of his or her system.
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Breach Exposes 126K Florida Students' Info

August 12, 2010 |
Officials at six community colleges in Florida are notifying more than 126,000 students that their personal information was exposed online after something went amiss during a software upgrade.
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Linux Security, Then and Now

August 12, 2010 |

At LinuxCon 2010, experts discuss Linux kernel security and the implications of adapting 1960s technology to meet 21st-century threats.

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SMS-Sending Trojan Targets Android Smartphones

August 11, 2010 |
Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have identified a Trojan that embeds itself in Android-based mobile devices and runs up texting charges by sending messages to premium-rate numbers.
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Good Cybersecurity Requires Common Sense

August 11, 2010 |
At the USENIX security conference, a vulnerability expert warns against artificial approaches to shoring up information systems, urging firms to put smart security at the core of any IT deployment.
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Malware Reaches Record Levels: McAfee

August 11, 2010 |
The security software firm's latest report finds more than 10 million new pieces of malware in the first half of 2010, an all-time high.
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Microsoft: Big Patch Tuesday for IT Administrators

August 10, 2010 |
Security experts warn PC support personnel to plan ahead for one of Microsoft's biggest bug smashes ever, releasing a total of 14 patches that secure 34 vulnerabilities.
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Fighting Insider Fraud

August 10, 2010 |
Attachmate Luminet is one of a growing number of enterprise threat management solutions designed specifically to target insider fraud.
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Microsoft Tracks Another Zero-Day Vulnerability

August 10, 2010 |
Microsoft just patched one zero-day hole in Windows and now it's got a new one to contend with--a buffer overflow flaw in the kernel of all supported versions.
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Senate Dems Push Data Breach Bill

August 09, 2010 |
Latest effort would require enterprises and nonprofits that store sensitive information to tighten security requirements and notify consumers in the event of a data breach.
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Top Ten Web Malware Threats

August 09, 2010 |
Web-borne malware encounters continue to rise, leveraging a variety of vectors, methods, and exploits. Use this list to identify and fight trends that are likely to target your Web servers and users.
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Adobe Races to Ready Patch for Another PDF Vulnerability

August 06, 2010 |
After a serious security flaw in its Acrobat and Reader applications surfaced at last week's Black Hat security conference, Adobe wants users to know it's rushing out a fix.
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How to Choose the Right Web Application Firewall (WAF)

August 06, 2010 |

An exhaustive look at all the ins and outs of shopping for a WAF. Doing the RFP work up-front will help to ensure that your organization gets the right tool for the job. Our expert tells you how.

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Cisco CSO: Vulnerabilities Will Always Exist

August 06, 2010 |
The company's chief security officer, John Stewart, explains Cisco's new approach to secure development and building trust among IT buyers -- a plan that he says is modeled in part on Microsoft's strategy.
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Microsoft: Eight Critical Patches Coming Tuesday

August 05, 2010 |
The company plans to fix a total of 14 threats in this month's security patch release.
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Data Breach at Philly Hospital Impacts Thousands

August 05, 2010 |
More than 21,000 patients' names, social security numbers and other personal information were compromised after a laptop was stolen at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
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4 Simple Ways to Secure Your Email

August 05, 2010 |

Protect your business and personal email accounts by practicing these four key steps to email security.

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Spam Threat Growing, Getting Sneakier

August 04, 2010 |
New survey says spam is becoming harder for U.S. adults to distinguish from legitimate email.
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Data Breaches Continue to Plague Health Care Orgs

August 03, 2010 |
Hospitals, physicians' offices and medical centers were hit with about one-third of the significant data breaches that occurred in the first six months of 2010, according to the latest report from the Identity Theft Resource Center.
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Most Think Cyber Espionage Is Acceptable: Security Report

August 03, 2010 |

Security software vendor Sophos' midyear Security Threat Report uncovers users' cavalier attitude about cyber warfare.

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